IT'S FESTIVAL TIME! WHAT TO PACK WHEN TAKING A BABY May 26, 2017 07:00

With the sun shining and British summer fast approaching it must mean festival season has arrived.  Whether you are going to a local gathering on the village green or heading to the mother of all festivals Glastonbury, we've created a list of essential items to pack when venturing out with your baby.

SUNHAT

 

Little Hotdog Watson have a fun colourful selection of hats to keep your little one's head cool.  All hats are UPF50+ providing protection from UVA and UVB rays.  The citronella mix repeller finish in the fabric also protects them from mosquitoes for up to 30 washes.  The design also means their ears and the back of their necks are covered too.

www.littlehotdogwatson.com

 

 

SUNCREAM


    We love the smell and non greasiness texture by the French skincare brand Mustela.  They specialise in natural products that are gentle on skin prone to atopic conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Its SPF50 sun screen comes in three sizes: 100ml, a travel-friendly 40ml and a large 300ml lotion. It uses a patented active ingredient extracted from avocados to encourage the skin’s natural barrier and preserve its cells. It’s also water resistant and suitable from birth.  Available at all good pharmacies

     

     

     

    EARDEFENDERS

      Vital for any music festival and useful for both when they are awake and trying to sleep. They look pretty cool too!  Banz do a great range for babies 3 months plus and are available at Kidly.

      www.kidly.co.uk

       

       

       

       

       

      WATERPROOFS 

        Let's face it, we are bound to have some rain during a festival in the UK.  Investing in a good waterproof is vital, as there is nothing worse than a cold wet unhappy baby.  The Dutch brand Go Soaky have created simple, stylish and high quality waterproofs in unisex colours.  The Roger Rabbit waterproof onesie for babies up to 1 years old is perfect to keep them dry from head to toe.  There is a soft jersey lining for extra comfort and the diagonal zip makes putting it on and off super easy.  They also do a range for toddlers and  children up to 14 years of age too.

        www.gosoaky.com

         

         

        GO EVERYWHERE MAT

          Holding a baby all day in a sling is going to result in some very sore shoulders plus they will soon get cranky and need a good kick about.  The AVERY ROW Go Everywhere Mat has a waxed cotton base that is both water resistant and hardwearing, making it perfect for damp grass or rough surfaces.  The cushioned mat with its soft cotton top makes it super comfy for your little one to lie and sit on while you get some deserved rest.  It all comes bundled up in a bright yellow leather carry strap perfect for transporting around from place to place. 

          www.avery-row.com

           

           And of course plenty of wet wipes!!!